I’ve been called nuts before, and I am completely proud of that fact! Being nuts is the spice of life! And so is eating nuts! I love the diversity of nuts and have showcased that by incorporating into this cookbook 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and 1 dessert recipe for each of our 10 featured nuts. While nuts are not low in calories, they are a great source of the ‘good fats’ that we hear so much about. While most of us are ‘watching our weight,’ we do need fats in our diet. Nuts have to be my favorite source of fat. We’ve taken 10 of the world’s most popular nuts; almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts, and come up with just 3 amazing dishes for each. These dishes are only that start of an incredible nutty journey that you can go on once the world of nuts has been opened up to you! As an almond fan, you may be interested in Almond Breakfast Sweet Potatoes. If Brazil nuts are your favorite, you’ll be dancing the samba with our Spicy Brazil Nut Chocolate Tart. Cashews may be your thing, so why not grab a Cashew Caramel Espresso Smoothie on the go when you’re rushing out in the morning? When it’s that time of year and chestnuts are abundant, try our hearty Chestnut Roast. If you can hear the world hazelnut and not immediately think of Nutella, I applaud you because I can’t! That’s why we have included the Best of Chocolate & Hazelnut Cheesecake. For macadamia fans, Macadamia Mud Pies are sure to be a hit. If your favorite nut (or legume, I know!) is the peanut-like me, then you’ll be dying to try Thai Peanut Stir Fry. Pecan lovers, why not try a delicious Baked Apple for a winter snack? Those who love pistachios and have a super sweet tooth will not be able to get enough of our Baklava. And if walnuts are your nut of choice, you will not be disappointed by baked Apple & Walnut Cheesecake. So, if the sound of this delicious food is sending you nuts already, let’s get to the kitchen and go nuts!